Help your tween navigate those tricky matters of the heart. No parent looks forward to "the talk" about teen sex or deep discussions about teen love. But there are ways to make these conversations easier. Check out these tips from Rosalind Wiseman, best-selling author, mom and Family Circle columnist, about how to help your child navigate the murky waters of relationships, sex—and, yes, teen love. My year-old son has found his first love. He spends all his free time with her, then is on the phone at least a couple hours at night, and that's not counting the DMing and text messaging.
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Once I held my eldest daughter in my arms, though, I knew I would do anything to protect her. Happily, some strategies are even more effective than the whole cleaning-a-shotgun routine. Forget what I say to them. I work from home, so I have a clear perspective on how my actions as a husband impact my children. Early in my marriage, I would shut myself in our home office and work for hours.
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The prospect of your teen starting to date is naturally unnerving. It's easy to fear your child getting hurt, getting in over their head, being manipulated or heartbroken , and especially, growing up and leaving the nest. But as uncomfortable, daunting, wistful, or scary as it may feel to consider your child with a romantic life, remember that this is a normal, healthy, and necessary part of any young adult's emotional development. But what exactly does teen dating even look like these days? The general idea may be the same as it's always been, but the way teens date has changed quite a bit from just a decade or so ago.